The Recommendation


Provide new cultural opportunities and funds—particularly for residents of unincorporated areas of the County—by extending LA County’s civic art requirement to private developers and enacting ordinances that encourage the creation of cultural assets.

Implementation Timeline


  • Fall 2018: Arts and Culture Civic Art staff worked with Regional Planning and County Counsel to draft the ordinance
    • The ordinance proposes a 1% fee on new commercial, industrial, and residential private development projects with a building valuation of $750,000 or greater to fund public art.
  • July 2019: The LA County Board of Supervisors considered the Public Art in Private Development Ordinance. At the meeting, the Supervisors indicated their intent to approve the Ordinance as it relates to non-residential development in unincorporated areas, while deferring a vote on whether or not to extend that fee to residential development projects pending a report back from the Department of Arts and Culture, and other relevant departments.
  • September 2019: Arts and Culture and the LA County Department of Regional planning submitted a report back to the Board of Supervisors about PAPD.
  • February 4, 2020: The Public Art in Private Development ordinance final vote is postponed.

Get Involved


Dominguez Field and the Famous Titans of Aviation

February 4, 2020 | 9:30am
LA County Board of Supervisors
Hearing Room

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